‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim

A victim of identity theft tells us how criminals used his identity to commit fraud and what it took to put his life back in order. When a former neighbor contacted Martin K. (not his real name) in August 2020 to tell him that he’d received a letter at his old address, Martin K. thought nothing of … More ‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim

Robinhood data breach affects 7 million people

An attacker gained access to some of Robinhood’s customer support systems and stole the personal data of around a third of the app’s userbase. Robinhood, the highly popular trading platform, has revealed that it suffered a cybersecurity breach on November 3rd that affected some 7 million of its users. “An unauthorized third party obtained access to … More Robinhood data breach affects 7 million people

What is Cybercrime?

Protecting yourself and your business from cybercrime With the rapid advance in technology over the past 20 years, cybercrime is more common than ever as it is a lucrative endeavour for criminals. To make sure you do not fall victim to these crimes, you must ensure your hardware, software and data are well protected. Being … More What is Cybercrime?

Microsoft Power Apps misconfiguration exposes millions of records

The caches of data that were publicly accessible included names, email addresses and social security numbers. A total of 38 million records stored across hundreds of Microsoft Power Apps portals have been found sitting unprotected on the internet. The treasure trove of data included a variety of personally identifiable information (PII) ranging from names and … More Microsoft Power Apps misconfiguration exposes millions of records

Identity theft spikes amid pandemic

The US Federal Trade Commission received 1.4 million reports of identity theft last year, double the number from 2019. The number of reported cases of identity theft in the United States doubled in 2020 year-on-year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said. In a blogpost marking the start of Identity Theft Awareness Week, the FTC said that … More Identity theft spikes amid pandemic